- “Trump failure to lead on climate doesn’t faze UN policymakers in Bonn” • Policymakers from nearly 200 countries are gathering in Bonn for talks aimed at fulfilling the Paris Agreement. They are unfazed by Trump’s threat to withdraw from the accord. It seems likely China would step into the leadership gap left by the US. [Mongabay.com]
- The European Commission approved three schemes to support electricity generation from small-scale onshore wind, solar, and sewage gas installations in France. The schemes will enable France to develop over 17 GW of additional renewable energy over the next decade, including 15 GW of onshore wind power and 2.1 GW of solar. [Power Technology]
- The Climate Solutions Caucus, is a place representatives concerned about climate change can meet to exchange ideas about how the federal government should respond to environmental challenges. We might assume that most of those people would be Democrats, but in fact half of the caucus members are Republicans. [CleanTechnica]
- South Australia’s Treasurer said that with 53% of the state’s electricity last year coming from solar and wind – reaching a 50% target 8 years ahead of schedule – the focus in the state has to be on making all this clean energy more capable of being controlled with respect to when it is released to the grid. This means more emphasis on storage. [RenewEconomy]
- The California Public Employees’ Retirement System joined more than 150 other international investors in a letter Sunday urging the world’s largest economies to remain committed to the 2015 Paris Agreement. The letter is both a sign that investors consider the pact to be in jeopardy and an example of the shareholder activism. [Sacramento Bee]
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